The Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI) is proud to announce the 5th PAINtalks edition, which will take place for the first time in Sherbrooke (Granada Theatre, 53 Wellington North Street), in the evening of November 13th, 2020.


This bilingual and free initiative is inspired by TED-style presentations, and aims to provide the audience with presentations focused on the field of pain. Speakers are asked to discuss controversies and advancements in the field of pain. A live translation service will be offered to non-bilingual people. The PAINtalks is open to the general public! We encourage patients, patient-partners (AQDC, ASID), caregivers, healthcare professionals and many others to participate, in addition to members of pain networks such as QNJPI, QPRN, CPS and NAPS (students, student-researchers, researchers).


For this 5th edition, we want to initiate a shuttle service to Sherbrooke. Please note that this service is conditional to obtaining the necessary funding. More information to follow.


The presentations will start at 17h00 and will conclude with a casual cocktail event.


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To submit your application as a speaker, follow the instructions in the Submission tab. Several contests will be held to select the speakers: 

- Student members of the QNJPI (several speakers);

- People suffering from chronic pain, members of an association (AQDC-Association québécoise de douleur chronique, ASID-Association de soutien et d'informations face à leur douleur, etc.) or not (one speaker);

- Students who have been selected to attend the North American Pain School (NAPS) between 2016 and 2020 (one Key Speaker);

- Student members of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) (one Key Speaker).

**Please note that the submission period for the NAPS and CPS candidates is from June 1st to July 27th, 2020**


Although many spots are reserved for the members listed below, we are opening the opportunity for ALL to apply. Are you a clinician who believes that an innovative treatment would benefit from being known? Are you from another environment and have an innovative idea to share? Submit your candidacy. You can consult the instructions prepared for people suffering from chronic pain and follow the same steps.*Warning, no form of promotion will be accepted*.



***Please note that the general application period is extended by 2 weeks

General application period: May 4th to June 14th - extended to june 26th!
CPS and NAPS application period: June 1rst to July 27th


For more information on criteria and conditions for submissions:




The program will be available in the Autumn 2020.

November 13 2020

Granada Theatre , Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
53 Rue Wellington Nord
Sherbrooke, Québec
Canada, J1H 5A9

September 1, 2020 00:00 EDT to November 12, 2020 17:00 EST
May 4, 2020 00:00 EDT to July 28, 2020 00:00 EDT
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